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Anyway, here's Jennifer Connelly riding a horse.

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Today, I am mad as hell.

Donald has issued a decree from his throne on high that freezes all federal hiring. This includes Veterans Affairs. This includes all training positions through VA hospitals. My partner of ten years, whom I call Master Girlfriend (because she has an MS) just interviewed at ten VA hospitals for clinical psychology internships, an internship she needs to complete for her PhD. Let me be clear, this is not training for becoming a licensed therapist, this is an actual degree requirement. No internship, no graduation. No graduation, no practicing psychology.

VA hospitals train half of all the medical professionals and psychologists in the US, both through internships and post-doctoral training. Half. Veterans already face a shortage of providers. This year, Donald has decided that they get less care, and they will have less care available to them in years to come. Donald has no more respect for veterans than he does for anyone else who isn't a perfect reflection of himself. If you are a veteran and reading this, remember that he wants you to disappear. The doctors, nurses, physicians' assistants, psychiatrists, psychologists, and so many others who this affects go into these hospitals and provide service for a nominal stipend, most of them under $30,000 annually.

Master Girlfriend has cleared every hurdle you can imagine to get to this point. She is Latinx, first in her family to go to college, first to complete any degree at all, let alone a PhD, and went back after a five year break between her BS and graduate school. She has been getting her research published for the past 4 years. She spent over a year working with veterans in clinical settings. She has done this happily, despite all of the prejudice thrown her way in the academic environment. She was interviewed by eleven sites for her internship, when seven is a high number for most applicants. Even after all of these obstacles, she wants nothing more than to work in the VA system to help veterans who cannot get care anywhere else. Yes, despite what American society has thrown at her, she still wants to serve. I am more proud of her than I can possibly say, and you should be proud of her too. She is what is right in this country.

Despite this election. Despite being told that as a woman, she is a second class citizen. Despite being told that because of her last name, she is a second class citizen. Despite the $.58 she will make on the dollar as a Latinx woman. Despite all that, she still wants to serve. Donald is a draft dodger throwing veterans under the bus, throwing her under the bus, and now throwing the entire US medical system under the bus. He doesn't care if we have access to medical care. Let me say this one more time; He doesn't care about veterans.

Please do me a favor and pick up your phones, call your reps, write a letter, and share this sentiment around. 

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Check out the 11-month-old Irish Wolfhound that hangs out at the County Emmet Celtic Shop in Petoskey, MI. He's huge.
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My girlfriend's greyhound Jake got a new windbreaker for Christmas today and he loves it! It comes with an attached fleece neckwarmer. He likes it so much he didn't want to get in the car and go home—he wanted to keep walking around downtown!
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